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Can You Tell If You Have Hiv From A Regular Gyno Exam

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Re: risk at gyno office

A question recently asked got me thinking. You said most gynos use disposable specula, but mine doesn't (he uses the metal kind). Would there be an HIV risk if a speculum didn't get cleaned well or cleaned at all but was used a while...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I doubt that there would be much risk at all. There is a really good reason to think that most gyn's sterilize their specula very carefully! DTD... Read more »

Risk at gyno's office

I know you will say this is paranoid, but please suspend reality for a minute and answer me this.... Read more »

Unusual/Unorthodox Gyno visit

Hi Dr, Im sorry if this is not correctly categorized, but I wasnt exactly sure where to post this... Read more »
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NAT exam

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I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »

syntoms and negative exam

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Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Lots of syntoms that started a week after exposure and negative almost at 6 months. She has HIV, what do you do with this kind of situation Read more »

No Place for Regular Men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I keep hearing that HIV is not a gay disease (meaning that straight people get it too). If that is the case, why isn't there a posting area for "Men." There is a posting area for women, gays, Blacks, military and teens have theirs.

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